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CV-22 Incident at Addenbrooke Hospital

Old 21st Apr 2021, 19:01
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CV-22 Incident at Addenbrooke Hospital

Forward to 2:20 for the juicy bit!

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Nothing like a decent pad is there.
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Why was it visiting the hospital?
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Old 21st Apr 2021, 21:08
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The 352d Special Operations Wing, located at Mildenhall, will conduct training at Addenbrooke Hospital's helicopter pad, today, April 21, 2021, during the day hours. The CV-22B Osprey will execute medical-transfer training operations and then depart the hospital shortly after. Planners for the exercise have assessed the area and our crews will follow all relevant procedures.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the training, you may contact the Host Nation Coordination Cell at [email protected].
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Brown-Out landing

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Forward to 2:20 for the juicy bit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObfdLy-QlsU
i was there albeit the opposite and know the lad who took the video, also when the 7th SOS finest arrived on Addenbrookes helipad it as reminiscent of Brown- out / degraded visual landing.

My photos below.







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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 01:31
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Slightly reminiscent of the RNZN Wasp that sucked up a tarpaulin and crashed at NZAP while hover taxying on 20 November 1992.
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Slightly reminiscent of the RNZN Wasp that sucked up a tarpaulin and crashed at NZAP while hover taxying on 20 November 1992.

I resemble that remark. !!
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Reminds me of the time I picked up Officer i/c SAC from High Wycombe and wrapped the red carpet around CinC Strike Command.
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I remember BN (Chinook) lifting the PSA1 strip at Port San Carlos in June 82, resulting in 2 X Sea Harriers having to land on the back of Fearless and Intrepid in Bomb Alley to refuel. We received a nice case of wine from Frearless!

Swing the lamp!

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I can see a bunch of squaddies being sent to relay the strip...... hope it includes the flight crew!
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 08:32
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
I can see a bunch of squaddies being sent to relay the strip...... hope it includes the flight crew!
I presume you are under 30 and have this modern affliction of having to comment about everything?



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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 08:33
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Why exactly do you suggest the flight crew should help to fix it?

Would you expect the people who installed the matting to help fly the Osprey? Probably not I would suggest. So why should the flight crew help to fix something that was probably poorly constructed in the first place?

Not everything can be blamed on aircrew you know. Even if you would love to be able to.

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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 09:10
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Serious question - if he (or she) had been ON the pad rather than alongside, would that have helped??
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 09:14
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I am sure that the person who designed the Osprey's wing/engine/blade fold/unfold mechanism must have been a Professor of Origami
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 09:25
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I wonder if the exhaust gas heat caused the issue. The matting starts loosing from the corner right under starboard engine exhaust duct.
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Looks like the matting was made of cardboard and installed under the usual cheapest contract.....
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 10:29
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Planners for the exercise have assessed the area and our crews will follow all relevant procedures.
I'd love to see the assessment that resulted in the temporary? surface being lifted like this.
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Teeteringhead - I'm with you - if they had actually landed ON the pad it would have prevented it from lifting and avoided digging the nosewheel in so much. Clearly not much of a recce done.

Yes, the flightcrew should be invited back to make amends - no helicopter pilot should be unaware of the problems of downwash, especially on something like a V22, and when you cause damage you should at least offer to repair it.
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I was on a 230 Sqn Puma display crew with George Blackie in the last century, at a small GA airfield in Germany. We were enjoying the sunshine when a CH53 arrived for its static place in the display. We both looked at each other, the unsaid thought being, "This will be interesting!". Sure enough, a C152 and another light aircraft were flipped upside down- really easily as it happens- and quite badly damaged.

Later, in the bar, we met the crew. George, in his not overly successful version of a 'round-about-it' manner asks, "Do they not teach you f***ers about downwash in the US Air Force then?" The Aircraft Commander, without a thought replied, "That? Pft!, That's nothing but a Class C mishap. Way below the $100,000 threshold. It'll be fine." And ordered his beer. The Germans were, surprisingly, OK about it.

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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 11:09
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It could have been worse, the S$%& could really have hit the fan...

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